GRANVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION
March 14, 2005
Members Present: Jack Burriss (Vice Chair), Tom Mitchell, Jackie O'Keefe, Carl Wilkenfeld, Tim Riffle (Chair), Tym Tyler
Visitors Present: Steve Mershon, Mark Parris, Richard Van Meter, Eileen Arant
Also Present: Chris Strayer, Village Planner
The Chair swore in all those who planned to speak
Resolution No. 05-13: Mr. Burriss read into the record a Resolution of Appreciation for Mark Parris.
Citizens Comments: Mark Parris thanked all for allowing him the privilege of working with them. "Even though we did not always agree with each other, we did not vote the same, nobody kept score. Thank you for your service to the community."
Minutes of February 28, 2005: On Page 1, there is a typo about halfway down the page. MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS CORRECTED. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Dick Van Meter, 272 West Maple Street - Storage Shed
The applicant wishes to erect a 10'x14' free-standing storage shed in the parking lot area between the two apartment buildings he recently purchased. Mr. Van Meter said it will have neither windows nor shutters. The buildings are of aluminum siding and in need of improvements and they will paint them later. The shed will match the aluminum siding color of the apartments, and the trim will match color of the shed.
Mr. Wilkenfeld does not see this as a problem; one cannot really see it from the road.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-024 WITH THE FOLLOWING SPECIFICATIONS: (1) THE STORAGE BUILDING WILL BE 10'X14'; (2) NO WINDOWS OR SHUTTERS; (3) SIDING TO MATCH COLOR OF APARTMENT BUILDING; AND (4) TRIM TO MATCH COLOR OF THE SHED. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Mary Bline, Lakeholm Company, 128 S. Main Street - Sign
To accommodate the new tenant for the building, the applicant wishes to construct a new free-standing aluminum sign in front. It will have green letters on a white background and be placed on steel tube. At the last meeting we approved a change of use for the building. This design is typical of other signs in the district. Mr. Mershon said it will replace the sign currently in use.
MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPROVE 05-026 AS SUBMITTED. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Eileen Arant, 126 East Broadway - Wall Sign
The owner of Broadway Deli wishes to change name of store to Broadway Pub and is requesting a new sign to replace the old one. The colors will be black background with gold lettering and will be the same length but 2" higher. The font will be block lettering, and the sign is wood with raised gold lettering.
Mr. Burriss asked if there would be equal borders around the sign and the answer was yes, the drawing is an approximation.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO APPROVE 05-027 WITH THE CONDITION THAT THERE WILL BE EQUAL BORDERS AROUND THE LETTERING. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Granville Golf Course Company, Glyn Tawel - Modification
The applicant wishes to modify the PUD plan to change the front yard setbacks for Lot 521 in Bryn Du Phase V. The approved setback is 35', and they wish to decrease it to 15' setback. The extreme topography on site limits ability to construct on a 35' setback.
Mr. Mitchell thought they could shift lot lines by moving the line of 522. This way we would not have to change the PUD and would give him more useable area.
Mr. Wilkenfeld asked whether the Home Owners Association had anything to do with this application, and the answer was no. We would rather have the association deal with these things, but GPC approves minor modifications to PUDs.
Mr. Mitchell would like the applicant to be here and say why this cannot be done. Mr. Riffle does not see how moving it 20' would hurt anyone.
Ms. O'Keefe asked whether by giving them a change, would we be giving to this lot something not given to other lots? Mr. Strayer said in Phase IV some lots have 15' setbacks.
Mr. Riffle wants to tell the applicant that we are not comfortable and want him to come up with another idea.
MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO TABLE 05-028. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Finding of Fact: MR. MITCHELL MOVED TO APPPROVE THE FINDINGS OF FACT FOR ITEMS A,B,AND C UNDER NEW BUSINESS, AND WE FIND THEM CONSISTENT WITH THE RELEVANT SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE AS OUTLINED IN THE VILLAGE PLANNER'S MEMO OF MARCH 8, 2005. MR. WILKENFELD SECONDED, AND THE MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Closing Comments: Ms. O'Keefe would like to correct the minutes to reflect the fact that the buildings at Greystone are two separate buildings. MR. WILKENFELD MOVED TO AMEND THE MINUTES TO SHOW THAT THE GREYSTONE IS ACTUALLY TWO BUILDINGS. MR. MITCHELL SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Next Meetings: March 28 (Mr. Riffle will be absent on the 28th) and April 11
Adjournment: 8:12 p.m.
Betty Allen Hullinger